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Inferno : a doctor's ebola story

Author: Steven Hatch
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Steven Hatch; Steven Hatch; Steven Hatch; Steven Hatch; Steven Hatch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hatch
ISBN: 9781250085139 1250085136
OCLC Number: 947146032
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Abandonment of Unwholesome Thoughts --
The Vestibule --
Preparing for the End of the World --
The Blue World --
Inferno --
The Unbearable Cry --
Behold, a Pale Horse --
Night --
Purgatory --
Mawah --
Epilogue: Sunset, Sunrise.
Responsibility: Steven Hatch, M.D.

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"Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again."--

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